Finally changed my font from envypn, to Inconsolata after mistaking an 8 for a 0.

Can you guess which is envypn and which is the much easier to read, Inconsolata? πŸ˜‚

Did a good job shooting myself in the foot today. πŸ˜‚

If you ever need to know all the details of the registry keys used to fill Windows' OpenWith list, I can advise. In detail.

Oh gosh this is my life now.

Don't you ever tell me that error handling in C is totally fine.

This function can return anything >= 0 as success.
Alternatively, -1 on failure, or 0 on a different failure.

[Using C89 with wide char strings]

It feels so wrong to have to define a string before I can pass it to a function.

Like, its a static string but I can't just write it as a function argument because C89 can't make a string out of Windows wide chars.

My job as a remote software engineer means my office can be anywhere.
Even a moving car πŸš™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Gonna make an attempt at getting back to running, if y'all could encourage me that'd be great 😊 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I was pretty productive today - Arch Linux on my Acer C730 Chromebook.

I am a bird 🐦 mum now! I have 2 gorgeous parrotlets.

On the perch is Q. So named because he escaped the box when we got him home and mischievously evaded capture.

Seven of Nine is clinging the cage, a 2018 baby!

Both boys.

Today I Learned: It is valid C to declare the types of a function's arguments after the function definition.

Not just valid, but this is how defining a function is described in K&R's The C Programming Language!

It's been a busy evening.

Write up coming tomorrow about getting DSLinux running (although it was mostly seemless), as well as probably an attempt to build a newer kernel.

It's interesting how knowing the lengths of types for different common machines was once really important.

Nowadays we can (reasonably) safely assume the sizes across most platforms.

Photo: The C Programming Language

Tonight's exciting activities include installing Arch on an Acer Chromebook C730.

Pictured here, a root shell on Chrome OS, ready to begin.

I think teenage me put a little too much thermal paste on this GPU core.

We went to see The Last Ship on Saturday and I highly recommend it if you get a chance.

Its *very* Sting, but even if you don't go for Sting's music it's a fantastic production about the denationalisation of industry and British socialism in the 80s.

The music is fantastic, but the stage work was incredible.
Great use of projection throughout the whole show.

I bought this battery powered soldering iron from either Lidl or Aldi for only Β£5 a while ago.
Its actually fantastic.

I was expecting it to take ages to heat up and possibly catch fire.
But its really good!

Trying to get back to running again, but it seems that I've got so unfit my asthma is back and making breathing very hard.

In which, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1992) calls out the Twitter experience.

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